Thursday, March 27, 2014
Redskins re-sign E.J. Biggers
By John Keim
The Redskins restored some depth at cornerback, re-signing E.J. Biggers Thursday. Biggers confirmed the news via text message.
He signed a one-year deal. Last offseason he received a $350,000 signing bonus and a base salary of $650,000.
Biggers played a variety of roles for Washington last season, serving as their fourth cornerback. That’s the role he’ll likely fill in 2014 as well with DeAngelo Hall and David Amerson as the starters and Tracy Porter as the slot corner. Biggers also filled in some at safety in certain packages as the Redskins hoped to get more speed on the field.
Biggers has started 29 games in his career, including five last season with Washington. He has four interceptions in his career, one coming last season.
Washington also has Chase Minnifield and Richard Crawford at corner, though the latter must prove that he's healthy coming off torn ligaments. So the only real change thus far at corner has been swapping out Josh Wilson for Porter. Wilson remains unsigned and will not return. Porter has the reputation of being a better cover corner than Wilson, though Wilson is probably more physical.